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  • The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 11:28 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

  • Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 2:05 pm

    LONDON - It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.

  • Chronicle of Julian Assange's battle against extradition 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:58 am

    LONDON - Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has been fighting to avoid extradition to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of rape. He has spent more than three years inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid being sent to Sweden and possibly forced to go to the United States to face charges there. A United Nations panel said Friday that he has been unlawfully detained by Swedish and British authorities. Here are key events in the Assange saga:

  • Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 7:05 am

    AMMAN, Jordan - International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.

  • Source: Cyprus blocks 18 Syria-bound foreigners, 15 succeed 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:51 am

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - Authorities in Cyprus have in the last two years prevented 18 foreign nationals from heading to Syria and possibly joining the Islamic State Group through the ethnically divided island's breakaway Turkish Cypriot north, an official said Tuesday.

  • UK gov't ordered embassies to lobby for Coe 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 8:09 am

    LONDON - The British government ordered ambassadors around the world to lobby athletics leaders to vote for Sebastian Coe in the IAAF presidential election, aiming to ensure "British interests are protected," diplomatic messages obtained by The Associated Press reveal.

  • The Latest: Italian bishop says Burkina Faso is worried story has photos
    Updated: Jan-16-16 1:50 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - The latest developments in the assault of a hotel by al-Qaida-linked gunmen in Burkina Faso's capital. All times are local:

  • Britain's Hammond hopeful of Cyprus 'breakthrough' story has photos
    Updated: Jan-14-16 9:06 am

    ATHENS, Greece - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday that his government is optimistic a new round of talks in war-divided Cyprus could finally produce a breakthrough.

  • Foreign secretary: UK helping Saudi-led Yemen campaign 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 9:41 am

    LONDON - British troops are helping identify targets for a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen and haven't found any "deliberate" breaches of humanitarian law, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Tuesday.

  • Kim's nuke test proves gift of sorts for S. Korean president story has photos
    Updated: Jan-11-16 8:23 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's nuclear test has provoked global outrage, a push for sanctions, even fear. But Kim Jong Un's decision to conduct it has also handed a gift of sorts to his rival in the South.